Now Unlocked: Ian Crane's Profile Film 'Crane Brain'  - Stab Mag
8707 Views
As good

Now Unlocked: Ian Crane’s Profile Film ‘Crane Brain’ 

A 30-minute must-watch featuring Ian Crane, Caity Simmers, Cory Lopez, and Dusty Payne.

cinema // Jun 1, 2022
Words by Stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Grab your list of the world’s current best freesurfers. 

Sit down. Find a pen. Write Ian Crane’s name up top, then underline it. His new film, Crane Brain, inarguably earns him a spot there. 

Crane’s been on a tear in the last few years. He won Stab High in 2020 and made the final in 2021. He also taught himself how to edit and started chopping up films like this

However, Crane Brain is his biggest and best project yet. 

Last year, Ian’s main sponsor, O’Neill, gave him a content budget and allowed him to run wild like the Golden Retriever that he so deeply relates to. So, he went to Indo with Dusty Payne. And Ireland with Cory Lopez. And France with Caity Simmers. His objective was simple — get the best waves possible, and have the most fun in and out of the water. That’s surfing at its most core, and Crane does it at the highest level. 

Hits include beautiful-but-scary Indonesian tubes, irredeemably-scary Irish tubes, grab rail carves, the gratuitous use of the stalefish grab, and Caity Simmers in general. 

Look out for an interview with Crane publishing tomorrow. 

Comments

Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up

Advertisement

Most Recent

An Ode To Aussie Chick Pros From The Nineties 

A celebration of stoicism, resilience, grit, core lordship, and unconditional love.

Dec 3, 2022

Update: John John Flushes Everyone Down The Haleiwa Toilet Bowl

And the CT qualifications for 2023 are set.

Dec 3, 2022

3:53

Riaru Ito Is Cooler Than His Cucumber Garden

Meet our passion pick for the Vans Pipe Masters.

Dec 2, 2022

5 New Surfers Confirmed For The Vans Pipe Masters

Who's out, who's in?

Dec 2, 2022

Unlocked: Kael Walsh, Rolo Montes, And Al Cleland Jr In ‘Saturn’

Quik’s new 20-minute surf film is so good you’ll want to burn a DVD of…

Dec 2, 2022

How Surfers Get Paid, Episode 4

The energy drinks are here. They’ve got millions of dollars, and they want your head.

Dec 2, 2022

‘Saturn’ Orbits Into Southern California

Quiksilver's newest film made landfall in Encinitas, and we were there to document the occasion.

Dec 1, 2022

The Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Returns In 2023

Can anyone beat John Florence and Carissa Moore in a three-week window?

Dec 1, 2022

What Will Airs Look Like In 10 Years?

The final installment of our editorial exploration into the nuances of airborne surfing.

Dec 1, 2022

3:31

Can A South African Cavern Queen With No Pipeline Experience Do Well At The Vans Pipe Masters?

Sophie Bell will have a steep learning curve in Hawaii.

Nov 30, 2022

After Years Of Tragic Shark Attacks, Surf Competition Returns To Reunion Island — And A CT Event Could Follow

"We compete at J-Bay and Margarets where there's the same problem." -Johanne Defay

Nov 30, 2022

24:32

Sharing Tubes And Hummus In The Middle East’s Surfing Jewel: Israel

No Contest does Tel Aviv!

Nov 29, 2022

4:18

Joao Chianca Wants A Pipeline Rematch With JJF

And ain't afraid to ride more foam to do it in the Vans Pipe Masters.

Nov 29, 2022

An Unorthodox Marriage Of Science And Surf

Cliff Kapono and The Mega Lab are changing stereotypes on all fronts.

Nov 28, 2022

5:07

Harry Bryant Dumps Crutches, Visualizes Pipeline Pits After Snapping Leg

“For once in my life, I’m taking something a bit more serious."

Nov 27, 2022

What If You Bought This Sumatran Surf Camp For $690k?

Making a blue print out of surfing's most recurring day dream.

Nov 27, 2022

Sierra Kerr On Greasing Full Rotes, Making Dad Cry & Her Concussion @ VSHPBME 

'I haven’t got my license yet, but I'm thinking of buying a little truck.'

Nov 27, 2022

4:25

“There Definitely Needs To Be More Girls That Try Airs”

Caity Simmers' thoughts on her Vans Pipe Masters debut.

Nov 26, 2022
Advertisement